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Finchem files ethics complaint against all Democrats over FBI referral

Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem filed an ethics complaint against every Democratic member of the Arizona legislature for a letter they sent last month asking the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate his and other lawmakers’ alleged roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.... Read more»

Ethics complaints filed over GOP anti-LGBTQ comments

Republican state Reps. John Fillmore and Kevin Payne are both facing ethics complaints for anti-LGBTQ and discriminatory comments made Wednesday during a Government and Elections Committee meeting, including referring to the child of a community member testifying virtually as "it".... Read more»


Government watchdog warns hospitals face severe supply shortages

As the U.S. entered “peak death week” in the coronavirus outbreak, an internal government watchdog reported Monday that hospitals are in dangerously short supply of not only protective gear and testing kits, but basic materials like thermometers, toilet paper and disinfectants, putting health care workers at risk. ... Read more»

Patterson resigns from House

State Rep. Daniel Patterson resigned his seat in the House on Wednesday, hours after a House Ethics Committee unanimously voted for his expulsion.... Read more»

Comic: Politics

Majority rules

The GOP majority in the House of Representatives is showing Rep. Daniel Patterson some love, selflessly rejecting Democratic calls for his ouster from the legislative body.... Read more»

Ex-girlfriend: Patterson didn't commit domestic violence

The ex-girlfriend of state Rep. Daniel Patterson said Sunday night that he "never hit or committed domestic violence against me."... Read more»1

House Ethics Committee calls for investigation of Patterson

The House Ethics Committee is recommending that a special investigator look into allegations against Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, faces four misdemeanor counts of domestic violence stemming from alleged altercations with a former girlfriend.... Read more»

Federal court critical of U.S. Attorney's Office in Az

A federal appeals court Tuesday criticized the U.S. attorney’s office in Arizona for failing to “acknowledge and take responsibility” for the courtroom behavior of a federal prosecutor the court had chided last month.... Read more»


Misleading claims in Obama’s first 2012 ad

President Obama’s first 2012 campaign ad misleads on ethics, “clean-energy” jobs and U.S. dependence on oil imports.... Read more»2

Factcheck: Newt's erroneous ethics alibi

Newt Gingrich falsely claimed the House ethics panel that voted to reprimand him in 1997 was "a very partisan political committee." He was also off base when he said the inquiry was "a Pelosi-driven effort."... Read more»

Guatemalans infected with syphilis by U.S. researchers in '40s

U.S. government researchers deliberately infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea, and knew they were committing ethical violations, a U.S. presidential panel has found. ... Read more»


Our promise: Editorial and ethics policy

TucsonSentinel.com is a local independent nonprofit news organization that offers professional unbiased reporting and engaging community conversation on issues that affect Tucson. We pledge transparency and accountability so that you can rely on what you read.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Gingrich offers a moron test to America’s Christians

Newt Gingrich makes a living running for president. He's the sole reason he'll never win. The con artist thinks Americans are stupid. I think he’s dead wrong.... Read more»1

Smart v. Stupid

The state of journalistic integrity

Smart v. Stupid: Bloggers seldom have the benefit of an editor, but one has to wonder if it would have made any difference to Andrew Breitbart, the man who published the salacious snip of a speech by USDA employee Shirley Sherrod, then labeled her a racist. The next day, we all found out that she was exactly the opposite of what he’d claimed.... Read more»4